Yes, there’s value in being connected
Connectivity in today’s world is a given. At any given moment, no matter where you are, the smartphone you carry provides the utmost connectivity. News and information are at your fingertips, allowing you to do everything from checking the latest crop reports, researching a new product, reviewing a how-to video, or even watching the big game while in your tractor cab.
We’ve become more accustomed to this connectivity as we incorporate it into our daily lives. Today, it’s imperative that we understand its power to help us do our jobs better, be more efficient, and even be more profitable.
But connectivity doesn’t just stop at your cell phone. Today’s agricultural equipment is also connected, transferring data that can be reviewed, analyzed, and acted upon at any given moment. More producers are understanding the power of this tool, and we’d like to share just a few examples of how your equipment’s connectivity can benefit you daily.
- A real-time window. Connected equipment can continually transmit data, whether operating in a field or parked in your farm yard. This information can include the latest operational data including fuel levels, engine speed, engine load, DEF levels, and daily operation summaries. All this information can be accessed via your smartphone, no matter where you are located.
- Where’s my equipment? Knowing where your equipment is located at any given time isn’t just for operators with large fleets. Every operation can benefit from knowing exactly where your equipment is located. This helps when sending a supply truck out into the field, dispatching service technicians to do in-field service or repairs, or monitoring a junior operator.
- Training operators from afar. Let’s face it, not everyone grew up operating equipment, and not everyone is born a skilled operator. That’s not a bad thing, it only means some operators may need immediate feedback and instruction to do a better job. Connected machines equipped with remote display view capabilities let you see exactly what the operator sees on the display. You can provide feedback to help train them or coach them on how to get the most out of the equipment.
- Know your costs. You want to get the most out of your equipment. With a connected machine, you can easily access and analyze critical operational data. View insight dashboards that provide historical information such as hourly machine usage and fuel usage. You can even plan how a machine can optimally move through the field or review how a tractor was driven to optimize efficiency.
- Service at the tap of a button. Connected machines can also let you know when annual service is needed and can even let you know if something is amiss that requires a service technician. Information can automatically be transmitted to your dealer to take care of any issues before they become potential breakdown problems.
Customers are incorporating the powerful tools connectivity offers into their operation. And the beauty of AFS Connect is that information gathered can be tailored to your own operation to let you get the most out of your equipment, and your data.
Are you getting the most out of AFS Connect and your Case IH equipment? Learn more by visiting www.caseih.com/getconnected or contact your local Case IH dealer.